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This week’s CME podcast finds Ben and Chad sorting through the rubble of TJ Dillashaw’s destruction of Renan Barao--read: Reen-an Barrio--at Saturday night’s UFC on Fox event. As you may recall, that rubble sits atop the rubble left behind by Dillashaw’s first victory over Barao from last year. Somehow, however, this rubble feels heavier. Weightier. Like Barao is buried deeper. Once that grim task is complete, they look ahead to the rubble which will surely be left behind by Ronda Rousey’s coming destruction of Bethe Correia at this weekend’s UFC 190. In the middle there, they talk about Dana White’s recent tirades and question whether we’re starting to see the rubble pile up around the longtime UFC president.

All that, plus AYFKM and Just Sayin’ Stuff.

Direct download: 164_master.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:38 PM

Like Frank Mir’s standing as a top UFC heavyweight, the Co-Main Event Podcast is back! Back in your lives after a short seven-day respite, yet without having accomplished anything nearly as impressive as Mir’s knockout of Todd Duffee from last Wednesday. Ben and Chad can only sit back and marvel at Mir’s sudden rebound, and also note it's very much in keeping with the sudden rebounds of the rest of the elder statesmen of the UFC heavyweight division. In addition to that, they talk about Michael Bisping’s victory over Thales Leites from Glasgow, Scotland over the weekend and look ahead to TJ Dillashaw’s bantamweight title defense against Renan Barao. As always, there’s a lot to discuss.

All that, plus AYFKM an Just Sayin’ Stuff.

Direct download: 163_master.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:06 PM

The Co-Main Event Podcast is back in the building, ready to sweep up after all these damn Irishmen practically wrecked the place. It’s going to be a big job. On this episode, Ben and Chad find themselves with just too much to squeeze into an hour long show, but they do their best. They talk about Conor McGregor’s interim featherweight title victory over a short-notice Chad Mendes at UFC 189 and now McGregor’s impending title unification bout with Jose Aldo. Somehow, the UFC is gonna squeeze a season of The Ultimate Fighter into The Notorious One’s schedule, too. Heck, though, it’s starting to seem like if anybody can do it, it’s him. In addition, the CME looks at the epic welterweight title clash between Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald, wherein both dudes got their whole shit broke. Also, Stephen “Wonderman” Thompson kicked Jake Ellenberger in the face on a completely different UFC event probably about four people watched to its conclusion. Ben and Chad discourse on that as well.

All that, plus AYFKM, Just Sayin’ Stuff and--wait for it--MasterTweet Theatre.

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Direct download: 162_master.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:56 PM

It has been a real white-knuckle thrillride, this lead up to UFC 189, but as Ben and Chad sit down to record this week’s Co-Main Event Podcast they are secure in the knowledge it is almost over. From Conor McGregor’s meteoric rise, to Jose Aldo’s injury and Chad Mendes stepping in, the guys do their best to grapple with it all. Oh, hey, did you know there is also another title fight on the UFC 189 card? Yeah, Robbie Lawler is going to fight Rory MacDonald for the welterweight strap in a bout that has featured exactly zero injury replacements (knock on wood). In addition to talking about that, the guys circle back around to last week’s Reebok product launch for its new UFC apparel line to double check and make sure it really was as bad as we all thought at the time. Yep, it was. 

All that, plus AYFKM and Just Sayin’ Stuff.

Direct download: 161_master.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:27 PM

Just so much news this week that is right in the Co-Main Event Podcast’s wheelhouse, you guys. Seriously, sometimes it seems like the MMA Gods are scripting this shit just so Ben and Chad can poke fun of it on their unscripted weekly podcast. From Jose Aldo’s broken, not broken ribs to Yoel Romero maybe, possibly warning people not to go with “Gay Jesus,” this week was a doozy. But the MMA world’s depressing unbelievable weirdness is your gain. On this episode, your dudes talk up all that stuff, plus wonder about the future of the 37-year-old Lyoto Machida, who dropped to 1-3 in his last four at the hands of Romero last Saturday.

All that, plus AYFKM and Just Sayin’ Stuff.

Direct download: 160_master.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:44 PM

Call episode 159 of the Co-Main Event Podcast the first of the Kimbo Slice Era of mixed martial arts. Errr, wait, the second Kimbo Slice Era of mixed martial arts? Whatever. The Sliceman knocked Ken Shamrock into the black land on Friday at Bellator 138, setting promotional cable television ratings records and making us all kind of feel bad about ourselves for watching. In the aftermath of The Greatest Fight of All Time, many people have cried “fix!” because, well, they were looking for ways to seem like bigger suckers than just watching the thing in the first place. In other news, your girl Joanna JÄ™drzejczyk laid a straight up Eastern European beatdown on Jessica Pe-NAY on Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 69. Ben and Chad talk about that, and then look ahead to Lyoto Machida vs. Yoel Romero at next weekend’s Fight Night 70. Cuz this shit just never stops, you know?

All that, plus AYFKM and Just Sayin’ Stuff.

Direct download: master_159.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:13 PM

The Co-Main Event Podcast bows down before new UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum this week. Werdum defeated Cain Velasquez as something approaching a 5-to-1 underdog on Saturday at UFC 188 and at this stage Ben and Chad can only marvel at how it all seemed like too much for Velasquez--the altitude, the layoff, Werdum’s all-around skills. In addition to that, your guys discuss Eddie Alvarez’s amazing comeback performance against Gilbert Melendez in the evening’s lightweight co-main. And that’s about it. Oh, wait. What’s that you say? Ken Shamrock and Kimbo Slice are also fighting this coming Friday? You didn’t think the CME was going to record a whole episode and NOT spend a round talking about that … did you? … like some suckers? Nah, you guys know better than that.

All that, plus AYFKM and Just Sayin’ Stuff.

Direct download: 158_master.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:43 PM

In order to record this week’s episode of the CME, Ben interrupts a madcap schedule of dancing to indie rock bands and Chad pauses his white-knuckle wait for the birth of his son. Really, they have no choice. What, you thought they were going to ignore Old Man Dan Henderson’s big win over Tim Boetsch last Saturday at UFC Fight Night 68? You thought they might not catch the UFC announcing the very sort of drug testing program the CME has been asking for for years? You thought Cain Velasquez’s heavyweight title unification bout against Fabricio Werdum this weekend at UFC 188 might fly under their radar? Fat chance. The guys serve of an hour’s worth of sizzling hot MMA news and commentary just for you. 

All that, plus AYFKM and Just Sayin’ Stuff.

Direct download: Master_157.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:53 PM

Picture it, CME Universe. There you are, walking along, minding your own business, just doing your thing, landing your low kicks, everything going your way, when--boom--all of the sudden Carlos Condit jumps out of nowhere and elbows you … right … in … the ... face. That would suck, wouldn’t it? Yeah, that would suck. Also, in this situation, you are Thiago Alves (Pronounced: AL-vez, it turns out). This week, the Co-Main Event Podcast follows the re-routed road map that was Alves’ face after his bout with Condit last Saturday at UFC Fight Night 67, and takes a few moments to mourn the testicles of Ryan Jimmo, which had arguably an even shittier night than Alves’ nose. In addition, Ben and Chad look ahead to next weekend’s Fight Night 68, where Dan Henderson will fight Tim Boetsch for some damn reason.

All that, plus AYFKM, Just Sayin’ Stuff and MasterTweet Theatre.

 

Direct download: 156_master.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:54 PM

Daniel Cormier and Chris Weidman are your UFC champions in the light heavyweight and middleweight division (respectively), CME Universe. Both guys came to UFC 187 on Saturday ready to do the damn thing, whereas opponents Anthony Johnson and Vitor Belfort (respectively) did not. As Ben and Chad sit down to record episode 155 of The Co-Main Event Podcast they are struck (respectively) by the fact Cormier and Weidman appeared to be championship material while Johnson and Belfort appeared lacking. In addition to that, they look ahead to UFC Fight Night 67, where Carlos Condit and Thiago Alves both look to take the next step in their (respective) comeback stories. 

All that plus AYFKM and Just Sayin’ Stuff.

 

Direct download: 155_master.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:13 PM